Austin Jackson

HS Grad 2005
Age 31 and 4 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) OF  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 180 lb
School  Ryan
Hometown  Denton, TX USA
Summer Team  Dallas Panthers
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Tigers Apr 10, 2010
MLB Draft 
Round 8 by Yankees in 2005
National Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - OF
TX State Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - OF

4 yr Commitment
Georgia Tech

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2004 National Showcase   Jun 18, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Austin Jackson is a lean athletic 6'2/180 OF from Denton, TX. Jackson, a nationally ranked prep basketball player, and is just beginning to tap his immense baseball skills. His outfield defense is outstanding and his bat speed and hand/eye coordination at the plate are just beginning to come together. Jackson has faced constant questioning for a couple of years about his sports future, hardly a fair situation for a teenage athlete. He’s a superior basketball prospect who has been ranked among the top 30 prep basketball players in the country by some ranking services, along with being placed among the top 10 players in the 2005 high school baseball class by Perfect Game USA. It’s been mentioned that he might be the first athlete ever considered for both the AFLAC All-American team and it’s basketball equivalent, the McDonald’s All-Star Game. The first thing you notice about Jackson as a baseball player is the easy grace with which he moves. He never looks like he’s accelerating but he covers ground in the outfield like a Mike Cameron/Torii Hunter type centerfielder and as a 6.50 runner in the 60, you know he’s moving fast. Jackson’s bat speed is well above average and he’s shown very good hand/eye coordination and balance in his swing. He projects to hit with more and more power down the road as he fills out his lithe 6-2, 180 lb frame. In a group of outstanding athletes in the 2005 class, Jackson ranks right with Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin at the top of the list. Austin was selected to the AFLAC All American Team. Major League Comparison: Torii Hunter
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.56 sec
99.26% Rank
best 6.23  avg 7.45
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 6.23  avg 7.44
 (2005 class)
OF 90 mph
95.86% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 96  avg 81
 (2005 class)
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